3. Challenging Values: The “Good” Journalist Online

  1. Eugenia Siapera and
  2. Andreas Veglis
  1. John O'Sullivan

Published Online: 20 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118313978.ch3

The Handbook of Global Online Journalism

The Handbook of Global Online Journalism

How to Cite

O'Sullivan, J. (2012) Challenging Values: The “Good” Journalist Online, in The Handbook of Global Online Journalism (eds E. Siapera and A. Veglis), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118313978.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Author Information

  1. School of Communications, Dublin City University, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444338553

Online ISBN: 9781118313978



  • challenging values, the “Good” journalist online;
  • defining good journalism, not being as simplistic;
  • distinction between interactivity, news organizations and site features;
  • online news, expectation and practice;
  • stasis in online news, to professional imperatives, reinforced by 2008 online outlets;
  • differentiating online news from its print parent, updating frequency;
  • interactivity, as metaphor for online news, failing to alter power relations;
  • link journalism, an “Easy Win”


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Online News: Expectation and Practice

  • Interactivity's False Promise

  • Journalists' Ambivalence

  • Constructing Objectivity through Transparency

  • Link Journalism: An “Easy Win”

  • Conclusion

  • References